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Grapefruit Poppyseed Cake

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

Michelle Boulé
Make a delicious dessert with this recipe for Grapefruit Poppy Seed cake. This treat balances sour and sweet to perfection.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 581 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • 9 Inch Cake Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cooling Rack



  • ¾ Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 ½ Cups Flour
  • ½ Cup Cornmeal
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Grapefruit Zest


  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Grapefruit Juice


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, grapefruit juice and grapefruit zest.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Pour mixture into a 9-inch greased cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until cake is cooked through. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • To glaze, combine powdered sugar, poppy seeds and grapefruit juice. Spread onto the cake when it has cooled completely. Allow glaze to set and harden. Then slice and enjoy!


Does this recipe look familiar? It first appeared on my other site The Brooklyn Cook


Calories: 581kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 2gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 622IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake
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